Planning the perfect High-Tea

Even before Alice in Wonderland people have been enjoying High-Tea parties.  In the past the High tea was more of an afternoon treat to ease the hunger as dinner use to be served at 8pm. Nowadays however we can’t afford the luxury of tea time snacks during our busy work schedules. Therefore High-tea is reserved for special occasions and holidays

High-usually consists of sandwiches, cakes and scones served with tea.

Decor

Table arrangements

Food Display

The food display will be one of the most important things to get right. You could either display all the treats on the guest tables or have a separate food table.

For great ideas on how to decorate a food table you can buy Amy Atlas’s book ‘The Cake Parlour Sweet Tables’.

Food

Sandwiches

Adding some colour to the sandwiches always makes it look more edible. The idea is to keep these sandwiches small, and simple but visually appealing

Cakes

Even Marie Antionette knew how to enjoy proper cake. Instead of going for a full sized cake, these bite size cakes are perfect for your guests.

Tarts

Over the years mini tarts has become extremely popular. You could serve anything from apple pie to lemon marangue at your High-Tea

Scones

Never underestimate the basic scone with cream and jam but you could also bake blueberries or orange into your scone to give it a special touch

May your High-Tea be a sweet success!!!

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5 Quick lunch Sandwich ideas.

Tuna and cucumber sandwich

Instead of the normal tuna and mayo sandwich you can add cubes of cucumber for a sweet and crunchy texture. Click here for a Korean twist to this recipe

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Greek yogurt chicken salad sandwich

It takes you longer to say the name of this sandwich than to prepare it..wink wink.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups leftover rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bread/4 buns
  • 4 leaves Boston bibb lettuce

RECIPE HERE

Tuna melt

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Ingredients:

  • Tuna, 2 cans, drained
  • Onion, medium size, chopped
  • Celery, 1/2 a stalk, chopped
  • Garlic (1 clove), minced
  • Parsley, 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Mayonnaise, 3-4 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons, divided
  • Mozzarella, 1/3 cup, shredded
  • Bread, sliced
  • Butter, softened
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

RECIPE HERE

Chicken bacon avocado Sandwich

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Ingredients

Mustard Mayo (Kneaders Sauce Copycat)
1/2 cup real mayo
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 tsp yellow mustard

Sandwich Ingredients (for 2 large sandwiches): 
6 oz chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken, hand pulled
4 strips cooked bacon
2 slices provolone cheese
2 large lettuce leaves
4-6 slices tomato
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
Salt & pepper
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
Fresh focaccia bread (or artisan bread)

RECIPE HERE

Banana chocolate stuffed French toast

For those of us with a sweet tooth, this is just the thing yummmmm…

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices Texas toast (I prefer Texas toast over regular bread because it’s thicker)
  • about 8 tablespoons chocolate peanut butter, divided (Nutella may be substituted)
  • 1 medium banana, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened cashewmilk)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • about 2 tablesoons unsalted butter, for griddling

RECIPE HERE

I hope you have fun experimenting with your lunch sandwiches 🙂

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